the coach behind shawn johnson

As you've probably heard by now U.S. gymnast Nastia Liukin won the all-around gold medal in Beijing on Friday, beating teammate Shawn Johnson, who took the silver medal, by a mere six-tenths of a point: Liukin edges Johnson for all-around gold.

Here's a nice story from last week on 16-year-old Shawn Johnson and the longtime coach behind her success, Liang Qiao, a former Chinese gymnastics star who is now called Chow: Johnson Balances Life and Gymnastics.

He was never an Olympian, but in his 12 years on China's national team, he won more than 30 international medals. Chow moved to Iowa in 1991, eventually opening his own gym with his wife, Liwen Zhuang. One day, 6-year-old Shawn Johnson walked in, and he's been coaching her ever since.

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